My Last Run

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09/05/2013 at 16:05

5.2 miles in my dinner hour, this time past banks of bluebells and the wild garlic coming out  in flower    one more long run to go before the half marathon.....  hope it cools down a bit.

09/05/2013 at 16:31
Think I said I wouldn't do more than 6 miles while still coming back from injury. Yeah well. 10.6 miles today, leisurely 1hr29. Couldn't have pushed today and had to take a bottle of water. Have got a bug or something and an upset stomach. Heel/ankle no problem. Windy (both me and the weather), but not so bad (the weather).
10/05/2013 at 06:20

3.5M Easy off road on fields Okay run.

Sun breaking through clouds.

10/05/2013 at 09:06

Really rubbish this morning, got about 2 miles in and just had no energy! walked a good part of it back home. Does not bode well for race on sunday

10/05/2013 at 09:07

Had to have a couple nights off this week after an annoying foot sprain was picked up on the weekend.

Did 5k on the local seafront promenade last night and went well (pretty windy, but has been worse). Had planned to be doing 10k originally, but that changed due to my sprained foot.

More than anything I was just glad my foot had completely sorted itself out after the rest and ice.  I am running in the Swansea Bay 5k on Tuesday which is my first ever event so was worried over the last few days that I wouldn't shake the sprain off in time, but surprising what a few days rest did.

10/05/2013 at 11:14

CP - don't sweat it, just take it easy before your race, and good luck for it!

I'm feeling sluggish still, 4 weeks after mara

Did 4.5 miles this morning with middle 2 at target HM pace. Breathing okay but legs feel heavy and I seem tyo have no kick in my form at the minute...

Good weekend's running all

D

10/05/2013 at 12:57

10 miles very hilly route in prep for St Albans HM in a few weeks- which is hilly- but nowhere near as hilly as today's route. Surprisingly, it was one of those rare runs where everything comes together and it feels easy.  

11/05/2013 at 07:03

Morning and it's wet here again.

4Miles easy as legs heavy.

11/05/2013 at 17:40

first run for a week due to heavy cold. The club are running the Capital Ring footpath as a relay today so i did Wimbledon Park to Osterley, which came out as 18k at 6m/km. I will also do the final stage this evening, ending at Parliament Hill and the pub!

@nessie if i don't remember, good luck at St Albans!

11/05/2013 at 20:39

Just 5 .5 miles today legs felt heavy, recovering from a cold and the physio said I had

Medial tibial stress syndrome

 

11/05/2013 at 21:15

Hi, it's my 1st time on, ran my 1st marathon 2 weeks ago,,so I have had a couple of weeks off, am looking forward to getting back on the road this week

11/05/2013 at 22:46

Hi, John.  Well done on your Mara!

Just 2.4 miles around the coastal park in Crosby in the gather gloom and incessant drizzle.

Streak Watch = 832 days 

12/05/2013 at 14:51

Welcome John

Swittle- loving your work, as always.

Me- 7 x hill reps with 1.5 hour walk to warm down after.  Tried a new, steeper hill today.  It hurt.  Feeling quite virtuous now tho.

12/05/2013 at 14:55

13.2 miles this morning.  Still a bit painful.  Phsyio said that it was OK to run but to ice regularly and stretch a lot.

12/05/2013 at 19:06

Cheers, Nessie!

12/05/2013 at 20:19

Thanks swittle and nessie , hill training sounds painful but rewarding 

12/05/2013 at 20:44
Hi John.
Still got a bit of a virus. Settling back in after my heel injury went out of the window with a 16.75miler this morning. Nice though. Some of the country roads I took were a lot busier then I'd expected, which made it a bit hairy. Heel fine. Virus fine. But at mile 12 my left knee got very tight. Nursed myself back home with a few stops to stretch which calmed it down for a while. Took it at a comfortable pace from the start but had to slow myself right down. Still, overall moving time was 2hrs20. Please not another lingering injury. Pretty please.
13/05/2013 at 09:27

Rubbish 5k on a treadmill in a noisy and badly airconditioned gym in a hotel on the outskirts of Watford.  I hate treadmills but couldn't face running round a car park on an industrial estate in the rain and howling gale.

13/05/2013 at 10:53

Race report: St Albans 10K (Excellent race very well run will do it again next year).

I take my own advice I posted on here only last week....started near the back of the crowd. Good idea as it makes you start out slower and get into the race gradually right? Yeh, except about 800 meters in I stupidly though "hmmm, going a bit slow for that amazing time I really want to set". So I sped up.

Now this was fine on the way out...noticed we were going downhill more than up but pah! Go for it Chris! Running really well, beautiful day....

......was going fine running passed people up until about 6k when I realised my mistake. Oh dear.

By 7k I was feeling bad...horribly sick bad. The downhills I enjoyed at the beginning of the race were turning into uphills. Steep horrible uphills! Stopped to walk for 20 secs....felt ok again and carried on until the next big hill and then again had to stop. RULE 1 - Always start out slower if you don't know the course as it may have hills you aren't used to!!!

Walked again for another 20 secs at 8k and 9k. Oh dear oh dear....Still got myself started and got to the 400 meters to go sign and thought, right lets go for it. I remembered at the start there was a hill we needed to go up so thought I'd be ok sprinting down it. At 400 meters to go I couldn't see the finish so also forgot there was a 100 meter uphill bit right at the end. RULE 2 - Don't start sprinting to the end unitl you can see the finish line!!

Anyway came in at 50mins (previous best was 56mins set in March) so did what I wanted....just a really really hard way!!

13/05/2013 at 19:02

CP31, wow, sounds like your dedication was your saviour there!  Well done for getting round and in such a good time too while feeling rubbish.

 

My last run - 3 miles, intervals, treadmill, boring.

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